WILD BEASTS ANNOUNCE FIRST U.S. TOUR!!!

After playing several shows to rave reviews in Austin at SXSW this past March and New York this past September, we are thrilled to announce Wild Beasts will be embarking on a full North American tour in early 2010! This tour is in support of Wild Beasts’ sophomore release,Two Dancers, out this past September on Domino Records.

Wild Beasts’ Tour Dates:

Wed. Feb. 10 — Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour

Thu. Feb. 11 — San Francisco, CA @ Independent

Sat. Feb. 13 — Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge

Sun. Feb. 14 — Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey

Wed. Feb. 17 — Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry

Thu. Feb. 18 — Chicago, IL @ Schubas

Fri. Feb. 19 — Chicago, IL @ Schubas

Sat. Feb. 20 — Detroit, MI @ Pike Room

Mon. Feb. 22 — Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern

Thu. Feb. 24 — Boston, MA @ Great Scott

Fri. Feb. 25 — Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie

Sat. Feb. 26 — New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

Sun. Feb. 27 — Washington, DC @ Black Cat

For those who have not had the pleasure of seeing Wild Beasts perform live, we have live footage in many different settings to give you an idea of what their exceptional show is all about.

Wild Beasts played an intimate show at Hoxton Hall, one of London’s oldest and best-preserved music halls, this past summer. The band’s hour long set was captured live on film by Institute For Eyes and is now available to stream in its entirety on Wild Beasts’ website. There’s also a free mp3 of “This Is Our Lot” recorded at the show. Check it out here: http://wildbeastshoxton.dominorecordco.com/

You can check out their October performance on the UK’s acclaimed “Later With Jools Holland” with the links below.

And finally, here’s Wild Beasts playing Pitchfork TV’s Juan’s Basement: http://pitchfork.com/tv/#/episode/2056-wild-beasts

While we eagerly await Wild Beasts stateside return, we hope you’ll keep them in mind for your year-end lists. They certainly made their mark this year.

“On Wild Beasts’ two albums — the new ‘Two Dancers’ and last year’s ‘Limbo, Panto,’ both on the Domino label — all the idiosyncrasies add up to songs that are far more vital than they are precious. Wild Beasts tuck broad ambitions into succinct, brilliant songs. They’re fascinated and perplexed by nothing less than the human condition, the unpredictable mixture of intelligence and reflex, invention and destruction. . . Thoughts of havoc delivered with finesse and controlled drama: it’s not a formula, but an open-ended strategy that Wild Beasts use magnificently.” — Jon Pareles, The New York Times

“they’re able to hold their own in this world of vanguard pop – increasingly uncommon is the Britsh import that can do so – but they refuse to abandon a musical moment just before it becomes catchy.” – Alexandra Marvar, Time Out New York

“Atmospheric and moody, there’s an intelligence on display here that’s fascinating, and one most music fans should find quite appealing.” – Dave DiMartino, Yahoo! Music

“Wild is right! Vocalist Hayden Thorpe combines a wild-eyed Antony yelp with a low and brooding Morrissey croon, slamming his singular voice against songs that pulse and jangle — restless music for restless times.” – J. Edward Keyes, RollingStone.com

“Wild Beasts almost need to be ashamed of themselves. For making the transition from merely striking to truly sensational with their sophomore effort Two Dancers, maybe. For filling those taut, sexual, studio-sleek art-pop pieces with a propulsive, precise new energy live, probably. But it’s only after seeing the band recreate those tracks live that the embarrassment of riches the band has in vocalists Hayden Thorpe and Tom Fleming is fully apparent. And it’s fun doing it.” – Amrit Singh, Stereogum

“For its sophomore release, Wild Beasts have stepped up the game, exploring sounds with further depth and going deeper lyrically. Every song on Two Dancers has the ability to wrap around you, comfort you, like a blanket of amazingly complex and beautiful sounds.” – Pat Duffy, USA Today’s Pop Candy

“With Two Dancers, the Wild Beasts move from fascination to accomplished, and that they did so just over a year after releasing Limbo, Panto makes that achievement all the more impressive.” – Heather Phares, All Music

“From the title track’s downright addictive percussive and tribal rhythms to the unusually brilliant lyrics. . . Two Dancers is a formidable beast throughout.” — Mike Thomas, Relix

Wild Beasts’ “All The King’s Men” video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sxh5zMbNAo

Wild Beasts’ “Hooting And Howling” video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwHoh2vNdiA

Hi res jpeg of Wild Beasts by Tom Beard: http://pitchperfectpr.com/images/hires/WildBeasts_by_Tom%20Beard.jpg

Wild Beasts Online:

http://www.dominorecordco.us/artists/wild-beasts/

http://www.wild-beasts.co.uk/

http://www.myspace.com/wildbeasts

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